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  • AAC Notes: UCF Opening Season In Dublin Vs. Penn State

    The defending American Athletic Conference football champion will open its season Saturday, but the UCF Knights will journey about 4,000 miles for their first game. UCF, the Fiesta Bowl winner last season, will face Penn State in Dublin (8:30 a.m.,...
  • UCF's Terrance Plummer, Troy Gray inspire each other to lead Knights' defense

    UCF's Terrance Plummer, Troy Gray inspire each other to lead Knights' defense
    Troy Gray made a big impact on two UCF football players' careers when he got his first college tackle before a crowd of 59,874 fans in Provo, Utah, three years ago. Although UCF lost that inaugural meeting with BYU 24-17, Gray proved he was game-ready....
  • Croke Park Classic is already a win for Ireland-born UCF kicker Sean Galvin

    One comparison comes to Deborah Galvin's mind when she thinks about her son, UCF kicker Sean Galvin, playing in Croke Park Saturday. "Becoming president," she said laughing. "It's the top of the top for any Irish athlete to actually play in Croke Park,...
  • George O'Leary not planning to resign, shoots down Fox Sports report

    George O'Leary not planning to resign, shoots down Fox Sports report
    UCF coach George O'Leary denied a Fox Sports report that he intends to resign as coach of the Knights after the season-opener against Penn State. "I don’t know anything about that stuff and where that came from," O'Leary told the Orlando...
  • UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's versatility helps fuel Knights' offensive development

    UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's versatility helps fuel Knights' offensive development
    Five decades worth of notes are stowed away in boxes and filing cabinets in UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's home office and garage in Orlando. The scribbling fills notebooks from his first job coaching running backs and quarterbacks at Albany...
  • In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics

    In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics
    As he talks about his new play toy — big, fast, punishing and powerful running back William Stanback — you can almost see George O'Leary's mouth watering and his heart pounding. Stanback approached him during the offseason and told O'Leary...
  • Get off message boards and join a real fraternity of college football fans

    Get off message boards and join a real fraternity of college football fans
    Steve Gunter is worried about college football fans. He's worried they are becoming so connected to their iPads and iPhones that they are becoming disconnected from each other. "We are creating a nation of loners," says Gunter, a member of the Orlando...
  • Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion

    The Sports Xchange Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In James Franklin's experience, sometimes the wrong play call isn't always a bad thing if every guy on the defense is carrying out that assignment. "A lot of times,...
  • UCF football's Justin Tukes, Kevin Miller promise a powerful 1-2 punch

    UCF football's Justin Tukes, Kevin Miller promise a powerful 1-2 punch
    The tandem of tight ends Justin Tukes and Kevin Miller has potential to deliver a powerful punch for UCF offense. Miller is the fluid wave that trickles across the formation and Tukes is the rip tide that sucks defenders away from their assignments....
  • SEC Network one of the great inventions in TV history

     SEC Network one of the great inventions in TV history
    Running off at the typewriter … Five greatest days in TV history: (1) John Logie Baird's demonstration of televised moving images in 1926 leads to actual invention of television as we know it; (2) Zenith Corporation creates the first remote...
  • UCF coaches on tight timetable to name starting quarterback

    UCF coaches on tight timetable to name starting quarterback
    UCF football observers have been waiting a long time to learn who will replace Blake Bortles as the Knights' starting quarterback. It has been more than 200 days since his NFL announcement Jan. 6. The timetable, however, is much shorter for UCF...